Indians hold national flags and placards during a protest against a 2019 citizenship law introduced by the BJP government that fast-tracked citizenship for refugees of other religions but not Muslims. Photo: AP
Indians hold national flags and placards during a protest against a 2019 citizenship law introduced by the BJP government that fast-tracked citizenship for refugees of other religions but not Muslims. Photo: AP
India

Religion is keeping Indians apart, especially in the north of the country: Pew survey

  • The study found Hindus see their religious and national identities as closely intertwined, while a third of respondents don’t want a Muslim neighbour
  • Analysts say Indians are traditionally conservative, but more so after Narendra Modi’s BJP took power in 2014, leading to increased religious polarisation

Indians hold national flags and placards during a protest against a 2019 citizenship law introduced by the BJP government that fast-tracked citizenship for refugees of other religions but not Muslims. Photo: AP
Indians hold national flags and placards during a protest against a 2019 citizenship law introduced by the BJP government that fast-tracked citizenship for refugees of other religions but not Muslims. Photo: AP
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